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Eyes of the DragonAt its time of Kiss of the Spiderwoman publication way back in 1984 The Eyes of the Dragon was a bit of a departure from Stephen King s typical horror fare I wouldn t say it was his first venture into the fantasy genreer se considering the iconic Gunslinger the first of *the Dark Tower books was released a few years rior to this one but I do believe it *Dark Tower books was released a few years rior to this one but I do believe it his first attempt at a novel it his first attempt at a novel fairy taleIt makes erfect sense that King would dedicate this story to his daughter considering the cutesy feel to it all Our story is told through an unknown narrator who often auses to interject his own thoughts directly into the narrative I Alles in meinem Dasein ist Musik... pictured this as a father reading a bedtime story to his daughter occasionally stopping to discuss what they ve read Similar in style to something like The Princess Bride However whereas The Princess Bride was a swashbuckling tale of adventure and romance set in a magical land chock full of unforgettable characters a story of betrayal and revenge and that oh so important TRUE LOVE The Eyes of the Dragon is a rather simplistic tale of a fat dimwitted slovenly king Roland his two sons and an evil magician s attempt at destroying their kingdom It trulyales in comparisonThe king s first born son Peter is kind and generous and much loved and by all accounts uite brilliant While the second son Thomas is cut from the same cloth as his father Fearing that the brilliant Witch Is Why The Moon Disappeared princeling may one day muck up all of his nefariouslans the magician and adviser to the king let s call him Flagg devises a way to remove Peter from the euation altogether before he s ever given the opportunity to assume the throne The majority of the story finds Peter attempting to wiggle free of the Flagg s web Stupidly enough after five long years of struggle and lanning Peter s ultimate success or failure will hinge entirely on dreams and dumb luck or is it kaKing s endless desire to foreshadow events effectively undercuts much of the tension and mystery throughout Seemingly chopping the legs out from under his story at every turn It s uite odd honestly his strange compulsion for spoiling stories A compulsion which sadly often extends to him spoiling other writer s stories as wellIn summary The Eyes of the Dragon is a straight forward fairy tale light on mystery and intrigue and too drawn out for my taste What little action occurs could have easily been told in half the number of ages or less The only Dark Tower tie ins are a couple of familiar names the central location and one main character Not nearly enough to make it worth the effort in my opinion It s also worth noting that following the lukewarm reception and outright rejection of this story from many of his diehard fans King Underground (Unbelievers, penned his famous Misery book A story of an author kidnapped and chained to his desk and forced into writing only those types of stories that his fans demanded2 Stars For completionist only or a younger audience fond of simple fairy talesFavorite uoteShe had never seen a man with his drawers off before her wedding night When on that occasion she observed his flaccidenis she asked with great interest What s that Husband It is King s Iron he said It doesn t look like iron said Sasha doubtfully It is before the forge he said Ah said she And where is the forge If you will trust me said he getting into bed with her I will show you for you have brought it from the Western Barony with you but did not know it NapkinsNapkinsAnd than enough too much nose The Letters and Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons picking and boogersStephen I dressed up like Jack Vance for Halloween King made a noteworthy switch from straight up horror to a better thanassable high fantasy in his 1987 novel The Eyes of the DragonThe King of American horror though is also a better than average writer and knows a thing or two about moving some copy and though this is a little out of character like Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West it is also entertaining and delivers a fantasy gemVaguely reminiscent of Neil Gaiman s Stardust in tone if not in theme this change of ace to this humble reader at least most notably features his epic villain Randall Flagg in this work simply Flagg the king s magicianKing has created in Flagg a universal boogeyman a timeless and undying human darkness that lays in a score of nefarious roles But than just a The Purposeful Graduate plug andlay antihero Flagg becomes a recurring evil in a mythos built on badA good fantasy Of all the weapons ever used to commit regicide the murder of a King none has been as freuently used as Inscriptions for Headstones poison And no one has greater knowledge ofoisons than a magician I thoroughly enjoyed losing myself in this fantasy This was my first Stephen King novel I don t really like horror so I wanted something different from him and I wasn t disappoint. Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Delain King Roland is murdered and his son and heir Peter is framed for the crime Peter and his lo. ,
EdKing Roland has been killed resumed murder His eldest *SON PETER IS ACCUSED OF THE CRIME AND SENTENCED *Peter is accused of the crime and sentenced imprisonment in the needle the tallest tower in the Kingdom Meanwhile his younger brother Thomas now sits the throne despite not being fit for the role as the old King s magician and advisor Flagg whispers in Thomas ear and stirs up trouble There are those who are still loyal to Thomas who suspect Flagg after all he seems to have lived for an unrealistically long time surely there is some evil at lay hereI noticed a lot of Retail. De digitale hysterie voorbij parallels between this and Robin Hobb s Farseer trilogy it is set in a similar world which may be why I liked it so muchA simple enough story of good vs evil where each character has flaws of some sort Whereeople have to decide how far they will go to Η γραφομηχανούλα - Nietzsche ex Machina prevent the spread of evil and torotect their royal family i need to reface this by saying that this was the first stephen king book i ever read he is my father s favorite author and i grew up staring at the dozens of hardback books all in a row on the shelves of his office all with king s name on them i really wanted to read one see what it was dad read and the reason he handed me this one was the same reason king wrote it so his kids could read something he had written in other words it s kid friendly and actually written as a children s book don t be fooled though there is lenty of oisonings death betrayal etc and the villain is flagg of the stand fame that said it could be that my love for this book the second time around as an adult is deeply rooted in that first reading as a kid meaning it could be that if you read it for the first time as an adult you might not feel the way that i do about it think reading the hobbit vs reading lord of the rings and that s about the comparison to it and normal king fare the story itself could almost be considered stock fantasy but the characters are brought to life with the amazing skill that you come to expect from stephen king you have the kingdom of delain ruled by king roland roland has two sons eter and thomas the elder eter is the golden child with thomas always living in his shadow roland himself is a weak king a virtual uppet of his adviser flagg with eter oised to take the throne after roland dies flagg must see to it that somehow thomas the weaker son who resembles his father is the one actually crowned king this doesn t sound to original does it but i doubt you can find a story in which you feel such compassion for the spineless king roland awe and respect for the venerable rince eter and sympathy blended with shame for thomas it s a uick read engaging and skillfully told if you want a fantasy story that will bring you back to your childhood this is it A an easy read with a really interesting narrative style Unfortunately the narrative style was really the only thing I liked about it The characters weren t much for me to latch on to and they didn t have much development I was numbingly board throughout most of it and if I have to read one line about napkins their history and storage and WHY it makes sense they ll be used to form a rope I might dieApparently fan s reactions to this book is what inspired Misery So I do feel bad for King that the reaction was so intense but I am glad such a great book came from it When I was a little girl my mother and father would tuck me in at night and read me a bedtime story At Christmas and Easter I would have the 4000 Meilen durch die USA: Meine Reise zu den großen Fragen des Lebens pleasure of listening to bedtime stories made up by my father just for me Delee The Adventures of the Pink Kittyabout a very special kitten making his way to a very special childand his adventures along the way trying to find a home with theerfect little girl ME It wasn t a logical storyit Interior Designs: An Adult Coloring Book with Beautifully Decorated Houses, Inspirational Room Designs, and Relaxing Modern Architecture probably wasn t the best story out there but to me it was magical THE EYES OF THE DRAGON is another kind of bedtime story A bedtime story KING style Nooooink kitties hereIn a fairy tale Gläsern past there is a relatively happy Kingdom of Delain with the dragon slaying King Roland his young wife ueen Sasha and their sweeterfect little boy Peterbut there also is evil in Delain a magician by the name of Flagg Who is also unfortunatelyRoland s adviserFlagg s goal is to make this Kingdomless happy and he comes up with a Detention of Doom plan Alan that doesn t involve ueen Sashaor a sweet Fromentin perfect heir to the throne So he schemesand he schemes Sasha dies in childbirth and Thomas is born A not soerfect child who Flagg takes under his wing and when the time is right all the Punishing My Slutty Little Sister pieces fall intolacebut there are a few snags in his wicked lan Flagg is not aware of that may or may not come back to haunt him laterThis is one of my Favorite King books It speaks to my inner childand from time to time SHE stil. Yal friends must battle an evil wizard and Peter's usurper brother Thomas for the throne Imprisoned in a tower Peter conceives an esc. ,

L enjoys fairy tales and bedtime stories 45 starsHands down this is my FAVORITE Stephen King bookI m not saying this is his best iece of work but ersonal references n all this is just what I happen to enjoy the mostSo Erica has a stellar review that explains why this book should be revered above all other King books And *ALSO TOUCHES ANOTHER REVIEW THAT IS TOTAL CRAP WRITTEN *touches another review that is total crap written a man who can normally be counted on to give good book recommendations Even though he tends to ramble and add musical lyrics to all his reviewsAnd doesn t actually talk about the book half of the time Or let s face it make sense Because he s old And weird Probably even smellybut I have no roof of that oneStill He s our friend Most daysAnyhooThis one is actually a fairly simple fantasy ish taleThe Fearsome DragonThe Wise and Beautiful ueenThe Evil SorcererThe Decent but Stupid KingThe overlooked sad spiteful kinda stupid Baby Brother Prince Prince actual size may vary Oops WaitThe Good and Decent Hero PrinceThe thing that I love about this story is that it has that classic good over evil vibe to it There are twists but nothing mind blowing It reminds me of the kind of fairytalefantasy stuff my mom would read to me before bedtimeWellOk She never read me anything with adult content in it but that s not what I m talking about This is justGood wins and Evil takes a beat downSometimes it s nice to retend that you re a kid and you still believe that you know Be noble be kind do the right thingand everything will work outRemember that sighSo that s why I love this oneThe EndRe read 2020I just finished listening to the audiobook and it was amazing Bronson Pinchot did a fabulous job And I Can T Recommend I can t recommend one enoughBronson Pinchot NarratorPublisher Blackstone Audio IncEdition UnabridgedAwards Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime AchievementGrand Master Award Book you have the right to a speedy trial review THE DEFENSE He may have switched from horror to fantasy with this one but Stephen King s trademark gripping rose is still in full force A scene stealing villain who creates chaos and is just so much fun to watch Flagg would fit right in at Gotham City Despite the fantasy setting the emotions of the characters always feel real King takes some narrative risks that really ay off The segments told through the POV of a dog are articularly effective THE PROSECUTION Very little action for a fantasy novel utting Dragon in the title when the dragon is only in the book for about two The Taste of Her Blood (A Lesbian Vampire Tale) pagesthat s downright cruel Mr King The book s fairy tale narrative voice may not be for everyone King often speaks directly to the reader like Aesop speaking to a crowd which some might find offutting Story drags a bit in the final act THE VERDICT A fractured fairy tale as only Stephen King can deliver this book is erfect for someone who wants to see an author step out of their comfort zone and try something new It was
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good I enjoyed little graphics Mel When the majority of individuals think about Stephen King s credentials it is generally about his amazing work rate at roducing memorable and top uality horror stories With that in mind in addition to The Dark Tower saga this novel is one of Mr King s lesser known creations that is definitely Tolkien than Tommyknockers It is an easy story to get into and I was intrigued from the first age My grandfather gave me this book when I was a wide eyed eleven year old lover of Goosebumps books as I ossessed Learn English: A Beginner's Guide for ESL Learners pretty good reading skills for that age and I loved every second of this tale back then Memories of the book from 19 years ago are of course hazy so I am glad Iicked it up again half for the nostalgia but also to delve back into the mythical land of Delain which lurks somewhere within Mid WorldThe book is Who Is Gloria Steinem? presented by an omnipresent narrator who may very well be Stephen King himself This story was written and dedicated to his daughter Naomi after all The storyteller keeps us updated with his opinions lets us know theersonae s thoughts and motives throughout the lot and reverts back to us as a reader to find out how we are getting on It is a nice touch for a leasant story It follows the royal family of Delain King Roland the Good is an average monarch He loves his alcohol hunting and is just generally an okay guy He reminded me of Robert Baratheon from Game of Thrones His defining feat was killing the last known dragon the head of which remains in his drawing room as a trophy In his later years when his subjects are worried at a lack of an heir he is introduced to a witty charming younger lady called Sasha and thanks to a couple of magic otions to aid sexual rowess two children are born Peter and Thomas All seems nice and happy so far Ape lan that will take him years to execute before taking on Flagg the owerful sorcerer who has masterminded this coup stephenkingc.